Lingzhi body, not just spores, also ups immunity

August 5, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Dietary

CM NEWS – Numerous (靈芝, Ganoderma lucidum) products on the market advertise their immunostimulatory efficacy by how “cracked” the spores are. But are cracked spores really that superior over the rest of the mushroom? Read more

Lingzhi slows progress of Alzheimer’s

January 23, 2008  
Filed under Aging

CM NEWS – The legendary mushroom has been shown to have another potential therapeutic function: to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

Lingzhi spores products’ breakage rate questioned

January 17, 2008  
Filed under TCM use & research

CM NEWS, Hong Kong Consumer Council release – Are products of lingzhi spores????as good as their manufacturers’ claim? One claim seemingly universal among the manufacturers is the assertion over the breakage rate of the spores – that each and every spore and its wall are fully broken or cracked open purportedly to maximize the efficacy of the product. Read more

Lingzhi can fight prostate cancer

December 15, 2007  
Filed under Cancer, Men's health

lingzhi, reishiCM NEWS, AFP – Israeli scientists claim that a wild mushroom, used in traditional Chinese medicine for a century, could treat prostate cancer, the University of Haifa said. Read more

Lingzhi, ancient TCM powder numb arthritis pain

October 3, 2007  
Filed under Pain

CM NEWS – A famous TCM drug and expensive mushroom have analgesic effects for rheumatoid arthritis, but the long-claimed anti-inflammatory and immunity boosting functions are yet to be substantiated, a new study says. Read more

Green tea, lingzhi mushroom limit invasiveness of breast cancer

March 4, 2007  
Filed under Cancer

lingzhi, ganoderma lucidum, breast cancerCM NEWS – The complex interaction of anti-canerous substances in mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (, 靈芝 in Chinese, or reishi in Japanese, picture) and green has been shown to suppress progression and invasiveness of metastatic breast cancers, according to a study done at the Research Laboratory, Methodist Research Institute, Indianapolis. Read more